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Bavaria: Munich to Salzburg

Tour: GMS8
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday
Linear Cycling Holiday

Inspiring alpine backdrops and the timeless beauty of the Bavarian lakes are your companions all the way along this city to city tour which leads through some of the most awesome scenery Germany can muster. Visit smart spa towns such as Bad Tölz and idyllic lakeside villages.There's plenty of warm Bavarian hospitality en route from marvellous Munich, the vibrant city of colourful clocks and exuburant Oktoberfest spirit to the refined cultural elegance of that musical masterpiece, Salzburg. A nine day version of this holiday is available on request with an overnight stop in Berchtesgaden before going onto Salzburg.     Read More


Europe, Germany

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Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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8 Days, 7 Nights


Apr - Sept

Tour Grade

Grade 4 (More Challenging)

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Pedal away from the magic of Munich through some of Germany’s most stunning Alpine scenery, past refreshing Bavarian lakes and up into Austria to tune into Mozart’s Salzburg. Enjoy mainly easy cycling on country lanes or cycle paths,with a few hills and busier connecting roads dotted along the way.

Tour Code:
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday, Linear Cycling Holiday
Europe, Germany
8 Days, 7 Nights
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Apr - Sept


Day 1 Arrive & explore

Make the most of Munich. Take to the terrace café for a refreshing and appropriately frothy Bavarian welcome, head to the market place for a spot of clock-watching with a difference, or graze the historic streets of colourful shops. Atmosphere, culture, history – there’s plenty to take in as well as a beer or two, or a delicious glass of German wine.

Day 2 Down the Isar to Bad Tölz

Splendid towns line the day’s cycling which ghosts around ancient salt routes and the River Isar, heading through the lush forests of the aptly named Grünwald towards the proud spa town of Bad Tölz.

Overnight Bad Tölz.

Miles: 37 Kms: 60


Day 3 Pastures and panoramas

A shorter route today as your pedal around lake Tegensee to Gmund for some truly amazing vistas. Then it’s on to explore the greenest meadows around Lake Schliersee. This area is known as ‘Bavarian Merano’, famed for its mild climate and 30,000 fruit trees.

Overnight Schliersee.

Miles: 22 Kms: 35

Day 4 A breath of fresh air in Rosenheim

Another day in the lush scenery of the ‘Bavarian Merano’, pedalling through the delightful Rosenheim district which is renowned for health-promoting atmosphere. Your undulating path leads to Bad Feilnbach, an unassuming little town which itself has a big reputation for its spa and wellness opportunities. Sounds like the ideal place to relax and reflect on your day when you reach your comfortable hotel.

Miles: 22 Kms: 35

Day 5 From peat to port

Head out across Bavaria’s largest peat plot to Neubeuern whose coat of arms betrays its debt to boat building history. On to Frasdorf at the foot of the Chiemgau Alps before a pedal to the refreshing expansive waters of the Bavarian Sea – Lake Chiemsee. Anchor up here on the south bank for the night.

Miles: 28 Kms: 45

Day 6 Moors and ‘Malerei’

Strangely enough the mountains seem to get higher and the roads even flatter! Up and over the Bergner Moos today, a moorland at the foot of Hochfelln. Then its on to the medicinal waters of Bad Adelholzen and the natural history treasures of Siegsdorf. The River Rote Traun leads to the idyllic town of Inzell with its wonderfully painted houses, some of the most stunning examples of the local floral decorative art of ‘Lüftlmalerei’.

Miles: 19 Kms: 30

Day 7 Across beautiful borderlands to Salzburg

Cycle the greenest of valleys today along the river Saalach via Schneitzelreuth to the mighty spa town of Bad Reichenhall. Then it’s time to follow the Tauern cycle path across the border into Austria to immerse yourself in the magic of Mozart in the tiny streets and under the shadows of the mighty castle in Salzburg… time to relax on the terraces again and reflect on the highlights of a tour which has taken you to the top of the Bavarian world.

Miles: 34 Kms: 55

Day 8 Depart after breakfast

Extra nights in Salzburg may be booked if you would like longer to enjoy the unique experience and rich cultural offerings of this wonderful city. Alternatively extend your cycling by combining this with either the 10 Lakes holiday or The Mur Cycle Path.

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Ensuite accommodation as described with buffet/continental breakfast (prices based on two adults sharing)

Hire of hybrid bicycle and ancillary equipment (single pannier and handlebar bag, pump, basic tools, spare inner tube & puncture repair equipment). Upgraded bikes have 30 speed gears, hydraulic brakes, better suspension fork and a lighter frame

Insurance for theft or damage to the hire bicycle

Luggage transfer between hotels

Local assistance on call (although puncture repair is excluded)

Information pack with detailed joining instructions and daily route overviews sent out approximately two weeks before departure so you can plan ahead and look forward to your holiday

Detailed route notes provided on arrival (1 per room)

GPS tracks and navigation app (powerbank and case for phone required)

Please note that the price EXCLUDES

City/tourist taxes in Germany and Austria

Costs of getting to and from the tour area

Accommodation Options

Selected comfortable, well-located 4 star hotels and superior 3 star hotels with plenty of local character in Munich and Salzburg (4 star) and Bad Tölz, Schliersee, Bad Feilnbach, Chiemsee and Inzell (3 star).


Half board

We are pleased to discuss details on request.

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